EL AGUACATE DE-CAF. COLOMBIA
Tasting Notes.Green apple, syrup, cherry
Origin. Sandona, Narino, Colombia
Altitude. 1,700 to 2,000 MASL
Varietals. Caturra, Castillo, Colombia
Processing method. Fully washed
Drying method. Sun and air-dried in parabolic patios on raised beds
Following the sugar cane decaffeination process, the beans are firstly steamed so as to open up. Secondly, water with ethyl acetate is pushed at pressure through the beans: the caffeine bonds to the ethyl acetate and is thus extracted. As ethyl acetate naturally occurs in the fermentation of sugars, this decaffeination process stands out among others for its more natural process.The winner of the 2005 Colombia Cup of Excellence was a producer from finca "El Aguacate"in Sandoná, Nariño. However, neither the juries nor the spectators knew that the lot was actually a blend from 19 different producer lots that hadn't present themselves before. Caravela got in contact with these producers after the award ceremony and tried to establish a relationship for the 2007 harvest. Unfortunately, things didn't work out that year. Then there was the rust outbreak in 2008, when the low volumes and quality impeded our work with them. Finally, in 2013, with new leadership and quality workshops, Caravela was able to establish a relationship by placing a cupping lab and a warehouse in Santa Barbara in order to purchase their best coffee.
Price includes shipping. We roast to order on Tuesday, dispatching on the next working day. Cut-off time is 8AM GMT/BST.